Welcome to Sacred Heart Parish. May you feel at home!
Friend, welcome to Sacred Heart Parish, located in Arkansas City, Kansas. We are a Catholic community centered around the Body and Blood of Christ. I hope that you come to know our parish family and worship with us. We are a diverse group, about four hundred fifty families, comprised of English and Spanish speaking backgrounds. Yet, we are one in the Lord, and in our love for Him. Welcome friend. ~Fr. Patrick Reilley
Guided by the Holy Spirit and the infinite love of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, our mission is to become a family of God’s children united in the Body of Christ.
|Father Patrick Reilley, Pastor|
|Office: 302 South B Street||(620) 442-0566|
|School Office:||(620) 442-6550|
|LENTEN/HOLY WEEK LITURGIES 2015
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
|CRS Rice Bowl
of Hope - Democratic Republic of Congo
Loving God, strengthen all families and communities throughout the world.
When banana trees die, Hamuli Kahati has nothing to sell. And his family has nothing to eat. That’s why it’s so important for farmers like Hamuli in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be able to care for their crops.
Sometimes it isn’t safe for Hamuli to tend his trees—the DRC has a long history of war and conflict. Other times, the trees themselves get sick with a banana wilt disease. When the disease devastated the trees on Hamuli’s farm, his income dropped from $150 a month to only $7. He struggled to give his three daughters even one meal per day.
Catholic Relief Services helped start a field school where farmers like Hamuli could try different ways of treating banana wilt disease and learn new ways to work together. After training at the school, members visited each other’s fields and worked as a community to clean the disease off the trees. By coming together as a team, the farmers were able to help each other restore their farms and support their families.
Now Hamuli’s trees are thriving. With the $40 he earns each month, Hamuli’s family is eating two to three meals a day. He is even able to send his children to school. Hamuli knows that healthy harvests mean healthy families—and this is a lesson his entire community can share.